spillikin

noun
spil·li·kin | \ˈspi-li-kən \

Definition of spillikin 

2 spillikins plural : jackstraw sense 1

First Known Use of spillikin

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for spillikin

probably alteration of obsolete Dutch spelleken small peg

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